Randi Anderson has been a social worker in New York City for almost thirty years. Before joining Brookdale on a full-time basis in 2019, Randi worked at Brookdale for ten years, as an instructor under their APS contract as well as within the geriatric care management certificate program. Before joining the Brookdale Center on May 2019, Ms. Anderson was the clinical coordinator at the New York City Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program for four years. She provided short-term counseling, in- person/webinar training, curricula development, and the creation of tool kits for lawyers, judges, law students, and other legal professionals, who experience unhealthy aging, substance abuse disorders, mental health conditions, and burnout/reduced self-care/vicarious trauma. She also was an adjunct instructor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, teaching most of the gerontology classes and other human services courses. Randi also was an adjunct instructor and faculty advisor at the Silberman School of Social Work, and Columbia University of Social Work.
Randi has extensive experience in addressing work/life balance, substance and alcohol abuse, anxiety, job burnout, promoting good mental health, as well as addressing issues of trauma, caregiving, and issues around loss and grief. Her strengths include working well with diverse communities, including professionals, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, immigrants, people with developmental disabilities or mental health diagnoses, high profile clients, and families struggling with extensive caregiving needs. She has published several articles and webinars relating to her work with traumatized clients within the legal community.
Randi has a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, a Master’s Degree from the Silberman School of Social Work, and she will complete the final requirements to obtain a Doctorate in social work from Walden University in 2020.